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Active Asia

We provide a range of Cambodia tours and packages, each offering a different slice of the best places to see and top things to do in Cambodia. Caring family-owned local company, Active Asia Cambodia offers you a magical holiday that has been carefully crafted to make the most of your time and dollar.

  • 4 Days/3 Nights
  • 4-Star Boutique Hotels
  • Group Size: 2-14 people

The best way to tour Cambodia, bringing you the best of Siem Reap and the stunning Angkor Temples as well as the capital city formerly nicknamed the ‘Pearl of Asia’ – Phnom Penh. This short 4-day tour starts in Phnom Penh with the stunning Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. While the stark horrors of the Killing Fields is off-set with the tremendous work of Daughters of Cambodia. Then a short flight to Siem Reap brings you memorable experiences while helping under-privileged children reach for the stars. End with a full day of exploring the most incredible complex of temples – Angkor Wat – all in various stages of ruin. This is an Asia holiday you will never forget!

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Phnom Penh, the ‘Pearl of Asia’
  • Witness the beauty of the Angkor Temples
  • Boutique 4-star hotels
  • Support local communities
  • Small group tour with English-speaking guide(s)
  • Witness the spectacle of the Phare circus

Guide Info

A local English-speaking guide will travel with you including during all airport transfers and sightseeing.

Departure Location

You will be met at the airport in Phnom Penh for your arrival transfer.

Price Includes

  • All accommodation in 4-star hotels including daily breakfast
  • All sightseeing tours detailed including entrance fees 1-day Angkor Temples pass
  • Local English speaking guide(s)
  • Domestic flight Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
  • Additional meals as indicated in itinerary (L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Emergency contact number in Cambodia

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Cambodia travel visa
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Beverages during included meals
  • Personal expenses (mini-bar, laundry)
  • Gratuities (tips)

Accommodation

Boutique 4-star hotels, including daily breakfast

What to Bring

  • We recommend light cotton clothing, with something to throw on for cooler nights
  • Sunscreen and a hat are advisable for touring the temples
  • During the visit to various sites shorts or trousers knee length are required and shoulders must be covered
  • Mosquito repellent for evenings. Bring your warmth and a smile
  • A light raincoat is recommended during the rainy season (May-Oct)
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Phnom Penh

Gold tipped roofs, silver tiles and a charity helping the under-privileged. Phnom Penh is rushing head first into the 21st century. While your evening can be spent at the riverside dining precinct.

Tour Phnom Penh

Arrive this morning (before 1pm) into Phnom Penh for a transfer to your hotel. Phnom Penh was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”. It was considered one of the most stunning French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. In 1975, Phnom Penh was evacuated by the destructive Khmer Rouge, and is only now regaining its place on the map of upcoming cities. In the afternoon visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. From here we’ll stop for a visit to the Daughters’ Visitor Centre: a beautiful space; home to Daughters of Cambodia. Daughters of Cambodia reaches out to victims of sex trafficking. Their center provides women with good-paying jobs at Sugar ‘n Spice Café, Hands ‘n Feet Spa and the entry-level boutique. Here you are free to browse the boutique, grab something to eat at the café or enjoy a foot spa.

Spend your evening enjoying the riverfront restaurants and bars. Overnight at a 4-star urban hotel.

Day 2Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (B)

This morning, the moving but historical Tuol Sleng Museum showcases the tremendous conflict this country has endured. A short flight to Siem Reap for a taste of Khmer cuisine followed by the highly entertaining Phare, the Cambodian Circus.

Journey to Siem Reap
This morning visit the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields located just outside Phnom Penh. (Note: Some images may be disturbing for some people.) We then transfer to the airport with time for lunch (at your own expense) before the short flight to Siem Reap.

This evening delight in the traditional Khmer Cuisine for dinner, before enjoying what we’re sure will be a highlight of your trip – Phare, the Cambodian Circus. More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent. It was formed in 1994 by 9 young men coming home from a refugee camp after the Khmer Rouge regime. Today, Phare is one of Cambodia’s most innovative social enterprise models. Profits generated through tickets and merchandise sales support free education, arts training and social support programs. 2 nights at a 4-star hotel.

Day 3Angkor Temples (B, L)

Everyone should see the incredible ruins of the Angkor period at least once in their lifetime and today you get a full-day of amazing Angkor Tour. From the faces of the Bayon Temple to the overgrown jungle covered Ta Prohm followed by a tasy Khmer lunch before exploring the jewel in the crown – the majestic Angkor Wat.

Witness the Beauty of Angkor

A full day exploring the stunning Angkor Temples. Tour to the South Gate of Angkor Thom. The vast area of the Angkor Thom ruins, over a mile on one side, contains many stone temples and other features to explore. The city has five monumental gates (one in each wall plus an extra in the eastern wall), 20 meters high and decorated with stone elephant trunks and the king’s favorite motif: the four faces of Avalokiteshvara.

Continue to the Bayon Temple (circa 1190) is a Buddhist temple but retains elements of Hindu cosmology and imagery. Standing in the exact centre of the walled city, it represents the intersection of heaven and earth. It is known for its enigmatic smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara and its extraordinary bas-reliefs.

After a lunch of traditional Khmer food, visit the jewel – Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is the best-preserved example of Khmer architecture in Cambodia and is so grand in design that some rank it among the seven wonders of the world. It appears on the Cambodian national flag, a very rare instance of a flag incorporating an image of a building. The “lost city” of Angkor first attracted the interest of Europeans in the 1800s after Cambodia was colonized by the French.

The evening you’re at leisure to enjoy ‘Pub Street’ and the night markets if you wish or have a quiet night in.

Day 4Departure (B)

Sadly your tour ends today, explore Siem Reap before the airport transfer for your departure.

Want to Explore Further?

We highly recommend adding an extra night to the end of your tour, giving you a full day to explore Siem Reap town. Filled with artisans including stone carvers and the silk producers, while the old markets offer a trove of treasure and for dining a huge variety of restaurants await.

Book an extra night in your tour hotel with us and receive buffet breakfast and a complimentary tuk-tuk as your own personal transport for the day to explore Siem Reap.

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